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Careers Without College [electronic resource]

It doesn't take a college education to realize that a college education is not for everyone. Careers Without College spells out some of the other options available to high school graduates. Through humorous scenes, objective narration, and interviews with real people, viewers follow fictional, average students as they explore the possibilities before them. This production examines some choices for graduates, what careers are available to high school graduates, and how to find them. Careers Without College intertwines sketches and gags, narration and interviews, edited in the MTV-style that young adults identify with.
2006; 1996

Options After High School Graduation [electronic resource]

A fast-paced overview of ALL types of education and training available after high school, from apprenticeship programs to four-year university. Join students in different situations to discover that there is a place for everyone to prepare for a career that meets individual needs and preferences.
2005; 1997

Introduction to Career Advantage [electronic resource]

This video provides an extensive overview of the career development process, as well as introducing several people currently in the work force who will tell about their career choices, experiences, and successes throughout the series.
2005; 2004

Introduction to Career and Educational Exploration [electronic resource]

Changes in the world of work are examined in this video. It introduces three major areas of change-technology, globalization, and workforce demographics-as well as strategies for adapting, which are expanded in following episodes.
2005; 2004

What Employers Want [electronic resource]: Skills and Attitudes

Attitudes and characteristics essential for success are explored in this video. It shows students how to recognize their transferable skills and evaluate work readiness.
2005; 2004

What's Out There [electronic resource]: How the World of Work Is Organized

This video points out distinctions and similarities between industries and functions. Several primary industries and job functions are described, giving students insight into types of work that they might enjoy.
2005; 2004

Evaluating Career Options [electronic resource]

This video illustrates how to evaluate career options based on the Three C's: content, conditions, and compensation. It expands on the Personal Career Profile and explains how to use information gathered from occupational research.
2005; 2004

Career Advantage [electronic resource]: Series Conclusion

The final episode of the Career Advantage series reviews several methods for remaining focused and positive while searching for work opportunities. It demonstrates ongoing self-assessments for building and managing a successful career, and emphasizes the development of one-year, ten-year, and lifetime goals.
2005; 2004

How Will This Help Me Get a Job? [electronic resource]: Making Every Skill Count

Young people seeking employment usually do not have a great deal of job experience, yet they have probably already built up an impressive array of transferable skills without realizing it. This program helps students understand that skills they have acquired at school and in their personal lives may help them land their first job. Planning outings with friends, raising money for charity, and playing video games are some of the activities that enable teens in the video to develop proficiency in communication, problem-solving, and using current technology-all valuable abilities with which to enhance their resumes.

Career Pathways Planning [electronic resource]

Career planning is an essential part of life development-and it can take place at any stage in one's professional life. Taking into account the constantly evolving job market and the continual changes occurring in higher education, this program helps viewers develop a career pathway plan that identifies three areas of interest and the ways each of them can be achieved, short-term and long-term. Job-seekers of any age will discover helpful methods for career pathway planning. The support which a professional career adviser can bring is discussed, along with the need to update and renew pathway plans at regular intervals.
2010; 2009

My First Job [electronic resource]

The first day on the job-not to mention the first week or the first month-can be an overwhelming experience. This program empowers job seekers as well as new hires as they explore the issues surrounding what is invariably a major life change. Students are introduced to the preparations typically needed to survive, and possibly even enjoy, their first day. These include planning transportation to work, company orientation, identifying and reporting to supervisors, getting to know coworkers, fitting into a team, and occupational health and safety issues. An employee's rights and responsibilities are also an important topic.
2009; 2008

Research [electronic resource]: Job Search Success

It's no surprise that finding the right job-one that best matches an applicant's skills, interests, and goals-requires smart research. But where and how should your research get underway? What are the best methods for maximizing the power of online resources? At what point should you set aside Web sites and social media and get involved in face-to-face discussions? This video offers answers, shedding light on job search engines and other Internet venues that can help identify areas of growth and companies of interest. It also covers print media, recruitment agencies, networking, and skills auditing. Expert interviews and real-life examples are featured throughout.